Last year was a great success with the Minecraft pilot at our school, and I'm excited to continue working with students this year. Our pilot is extending to other schools in the district, which is exciting! My co-pilots and I were accepted to teach a MinecraftEdu workshop at TCEA in February, too!
After talking to my cohort at the nearby middle school about students "helping themselves" to our licensed copy of MinecraftEdu via the student shared drive, we had to come up with a solution to keep that from happening. Our current solution is to create a generic computer login just for Minecraft, with the permissions for that account locked out of all drives on the server. Hopefully that will curb the sharing!
I'm in the process of reinstalling Minecraft to the new generic account and getting ready for the 4th and 5th grade enrichment clusters, which begin soon. Stay tuned to see what our fabulous students create!